St Jerome's Newsletter
Week 10 - Term 3 (Thursday 23 September 2021)
Wow! So that’s a wrap, T3 is done and dusted. Like you, I’m sure the holidays are arriving at just the right moment. It has been a very busy time, and when you consider all the experiences the children of St Jerome’s have been involved with its no wonder we need to pause, rest and renew. My sincere thanks to so many parents who willingly supported our school in so many ways, and to the staff of St Jerome’s, I likewise express my appreciation for your work and interest in providing an environment which fosters a love of learning.
My first sports day at St Jerome’s did not disappoint. The weather, the music, the activities, the races, the massive attendance, and most important of all was the enjoyment seen amongst the students. I had the task of awarding the first place getter, which was mighty stressful at times, especially with 17 iPhones pointed in my direction, but what was so evident was the wonderful example of celebratory sportsmanship whether you were a blue ribbon winner or a non-ribbon winner. That’s success right there.
Our appreciation rings out loudly for Mrs Kalat, and her wonderful assistant Mrs Pirozzi who planned the day, and then made it all come together. A successful sports day is measured in the hours of planning and preparation before the event. Ours was an amazing success, so thank you Taryn for all your efforts to achieve the day we all enjoyed. Well done to John XXIII too. I think that’s three years in succession.
We of course welcome your comments about our sports day, and you can do that on the ‘event feedback form’ which is available in every Newsletter.
Tonight we celebrate the ‘Arts’ at St Jerome’s, and I do hope you have a ticket to join us. The concert starts at 7.00pm at Emmanuel Catholic College and it will showcase the talents of the children who have participated in so many of the Catholic Arts Festival events.
Finally, from Vanessa, Carol and myself, we wish you a restful time and lots of lovely family time. Hug your children they are precious, and we’ll see you back for T4 beginning Monday 11 October 2021.
The Lord be with you
St Jerome's Day - information
Coming up in Week 10 Friday the 24th September the whole school will be celebrating St Jerome’s Day. The day will commence with a whole school Mass; all parents and visitors welcomed to attend. The rest of the school day will be followed by a variety of class run stalls, and some fun-filled incursions. On the day all children in Pre-primary to Year 6 will be provided with a hot dog lunch (optional sauce) as well as an ice-cream. Kindy and Pre-Kindy will be given an ice-cream. Any child that chooses not to have a hot dog will need to provide their own lunch. The canteen will not be taking any lunch orders on this day but will be open at recess.
Invitation from the Parish
The Principal, Staff and the families of St Jerome's School are invited to the Eucharistic Celebration for the feast day of our patron saint St Jerome,
on Sunday 26th September 2021 at 10am
followed by a light lunch/refreshments in the Parish Hall
Is your child not returning to St Jerome's in 2022?
We would like to remind parents that if your child is not returning to St Jerome's in 2022 to please go to the link provided and complete the appropriate form.
Thank you for your assistance.
Join us tonight, September 23rd for our 2021 Arts Showcase! Selections from our Choir, Chorale, Musical Theatre, Ukulele, Bands and Choral Speech will feature in the concert. Book now and come and enjoy the best of our Visual and Performing Arts students! https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/arts-alive-tickets-168888964439
Book Week 2021
We would love to hear from you.
We do appreciate hearing from you after every planned event at St Jerome's School. We are keen to know what was successful, and any suggestions you may have for us to consider. This Google form will remain available to gather your opinion.
Vanessa, Carol and Chris
2021 Athletics Carnival
On Tuesday, all students in pre-primary to year 6 participated in our annual athletics carnival. And what a great day we had! The St Jerome’s carnival is designed to maximise participation for all our students. Everyone runs in a race, and everyone joins in all the team games. It was wonderful to see so many happy faces as the kids enjoyed being active and working as a team.
In the lead up to our carnival, students in years 3-6 had also all participated in long jump and turbo-jav, as well as shot put in years 4-6. Our junior primary students worked hard to learn all their team games and practice good sportsmanship.
Our victorious faction for the third year in a row was John XXIII. McCormack finished second, just 4 points ahead of De Vialar with Salvado coming in fourth. McCormack was the well deserving recipient of the Spirit Award for the way they cheered and supported each other. Below is a list of the students who received champion and runner-up champion medals for their outstanding individual efforts.
Thank you to all the parents and other spectators who came to support the students and to all the staff who pitched in to prepare and keep the day running smoothly.
Italian Day - Thursday 25 November
The Languages Learning Area is mandated part of the WA Curriculum. Learning another language allows people the opportunity to engage with and participate in the linguistic and cultural diversity of our interconnected world.
Italian is one of the many community languages spoken in Australia, and the second language that is currently being taught at our school. It is the second language which has been taught at St Jerome’s for many years.
The school is very excited to be having an Italian Day in Term Four on Thursday 25th November. It will be an extension and also a celebration of the Languages programme that is currently being taught at St Jerome’s. It will be a fun day of cultural and educational experiences. Children will also have the opportunity to showcase their learning in Italian in various ways to the school community.
More information about the Italian Day will be sent out next term.
The Languages Learning Area Team
There have been a lot of lost uniform items sent into the office.
All labelled items will now be distributed on Fridays by our student councillors.
Any future unnamed items will be collected and resold as second hand items in the uniform shop.
We urge parents to properly name all items so that they can be returned to your children.
Below is a handy hint from our uniform shop manager to assist you in labelling uniforms.
Here’s an idea for labelling jackets that we’ve had some success with.
Write your child’s name on the inside of their jacket in large letters, use the biggest fabric space available – (the back). Sharpie pens are great for this (indelible laundry markers) and won’t go through to the other side of the fabric. This helps your child to quickly identify their own jacket or someone else’s and then return it straight away to the owner. Note this will fade over time and will need to be redone. It can be more useful than trying to fit abbreviated names or initials onto the small white labels that children don’t readily read or are hard for anyone to interpret and that can come away or be cut off.
Bogan Bingo Night
Tickets are now on sale for the St Jerome's P&F 90's Bogan bingo night on Saturday 23rd October at Emmanuel College
Get out your mullets, dust off your flannelette shirts and get ready for a night to remember..
So grab your friends and book a table… $30 pp or book a table of 10 and get a discount!
Follow our facebook event to get updates https://fb.me/e/2lHL3CvTq
Ice Skating Fundraiser (one year expiry tickets)
Purchase a $21 ticket for the St Jerome’s P&F fundraiser! Part proceeds from every ticket purchased goes to the P&F and every ticket receives a discount 2 for $35 voucher to use at a later date. All tickets are valid for any general timetabled session and are valid for one year from date of purchase.
Some quick bits …
No paragraphs, no homilies, just the facts, here goes ….
- The School Office is unattended after 3.30pm. OSHClub can care for any child after this time for late pick ups.
- Children should not be arriving on school grounds earlier than 8.15am unless involved in a supervised school activity.
- Last day of T3 -Friday 24 September
- School Starts T4 - Monday 11 October
- Book Week Parade/Dress up Day - Wednesday 20 October
- John XXIII Day - Friday 29 October
- Pupil Free Day - Monday 8 November
- Grandparent's Day - Friday 19 November. Mass @ 9.00am
- AGM -Wed 24 November @ 7.00pm
- Italian Day - Thursday 25 November
- Visual Arts -Wine & Cheese Night -Tuesday 30 November, 5.30pm to 7.00pm
- Carols by Candlelight - Friday 3 December
- Yr 6 Graduation Mass -Tuesday 7th December at 6:00pm
- Last day of T4 -Friday 10 December - End of Year.